Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

Seeking a 2.15 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

SI clarity stones such as this one are bargain opportunties, assuming the diamond presents clean without magnification.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.15

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $23050

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.23*8.30*5.16

Item number: 1336925

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The SI clarity group of diamonds (which this SI1 clarity diamond is included in) is the happy hunting ground for diamond bargain hunters. Look for a diamond that appears "clean" to the naked eye, either by going over the diamond in person, or by looking at an online high resolution photo showing the stone. The G color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, as it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

For $23050, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical when you're looking at this diamond. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings. No diamond girdle listed for this diamond, this might be because it has a "knife-edge" girdle meaning that the girdle has zero thickness. By lowering the size of this diamond (2.15 carats), you may be able to save a few dollars which can go towards other expenses.

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. Daniel Defoe .